inDANCE

inDANCE is one of Canada’s most progressive dance companies. I...t presents works that are an original synthesis of artistic director Hari Krishnan’s South Asian and Western aesthetic sensibilities. While respecting the legacy of tradition, inDANCE boldly investigates post-modern evolutions. The company is on a trajectory of imbibing influences from the West into its strong taditions in contemporary Asian culture. The company aims to create work that is daring and radical by dancing outside the box. It produces eclectic, sensual, virtuosic and evocative pieces that challenge discourses on global culture.

inDANCE’s performances of Bharatanatyam are unique in the dance world. The repertoire is original and uses music rarely heard on the contemporary world stage. Performances originate from a critical awareness of historical context and meaning that are rooted in ethnographic and textual research. In addition to cutting edge contemporary works that break with convention, the company also showcases reconstructions, and re-presentations of classic (18th and 19th century) dance and music repertoires that are absent from the vocabulary and ethos of today’s Bharatanatyam.

inDANCE’s work has been presented at: St. Mark’s Danspace, Columbia University, Joyce SoHo, Battery Park Downtown Dance Festival, La Ma Ma Experimental Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam (New York City),The Smithsonian Institute, Lincoln Theater, Dance Place (Washington DC), Rice University, Kaplan Theatre (Houston), University of Minnesota, Southern Theatre (Minneapolis), St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York), Mount Holyoke College, Peabody Essex Museum (Massachusetts), Wesleyan University (Connecticut), The Royal Opera House, Luton Fringe Festival, The Hat Factory, Interchange Studios (UK), Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, Quebec), McGill University, Tangente (Montreal), Canada Dance Festival, Arts Court, Carleton University (Ottawa), Kalanidhi International Dance Festival, Can-Asian International Dance Festival, DanceWorks, Harbourfront Centre, Music Garden, Art Gallery of Ontario, Textile Museum of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Dance Ontario, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, The Registry Theatre, York University, University of Toronto, World Dance Alliance (Ontario), Singapore Festival of Arts, NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre (Singapore), Sutra Dance Theatre (Malaysia), The Alliance Francaise, ADA Ranga Mandira, Sangeeta Mahal/Tanjavur Palace, Krishna Gana Sabha, The Music Academy, Sundara Mahal, Brahma Gana Sabha/Sivagami Pethachi, Vani Mahal, Chandra Mandapa/Spaces, The Other Festival (India)


“intriguing work performed as scorching side-by-side duets that explored inDANCE’s affinity for hybridization…a raucous blend of classical steps, both Western and Indian.”
- Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

“(inDANCE) is an irresistibly spirited ensemble. Rarely has Bharatanatyam inspired dance seemed so much fun, for performers and audience alike.”
- Micheal Crabb, Dance International
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